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Speaker: To the Moon and Beyond – Israel’s Race to the Moon
Yonatan Winetraub, co-founder of SpaceIL, will discuss his organization’s project to land an unmanned Israeli spacecraft and win the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition.
- 6:30pm networking and light dinner
- 7:15pm intros
- 7:30pm lecture and Q&A
Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Click here to buy tickets online in advance.
For more information, contact Maya Tripp at [email protected].
Yonatan Winetraub is the co-founder of SpaceIL, an Israeli non-profit organization that is attempting to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon in February 2019 and win the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. A key goal of this mission is to inspire the next generation of space researchers and to promote education and scientific exploration. To date, SpaceIL has reached over 300,000 children across Israel. Yonatan is currently a PhD candidate at Stanford in biophysics, studying a method to interpret and intercept cancer cell communication. In addition, he was part of the International Space University Program at NASA Ames studying how we can create Martian colonies using shelter and water from Martian lava caves. He studied Electrical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University focusing on how regions in the brain collaborate to create our emotions.
The APJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and supported further by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and other generous supporters.